the money with 2 out of 3 people using cash or debit cards instead of credit. >> did you go shopping on black friday at the retail stores? >> we did not. i did online shopping but that is it. >> reporter: for the first time ever, the national retail federation said more people chose to shop online instead of stores with cyber sales up 21% over last year, topping a new record, $1 billion. a good sign just hours before cyber monday. many sites offering free shipping. but it may pay to keep your eye out for the deliveries to the door as more and more thiefs are waiting for the packages too. watch as this ups driver drops off a package without ringing the bell. moments later, the package is snatched. >> i saw a car pum. it passed the house. a lady get out, walked to it and left. >> reporter: it's a good thing the family had a video camera. ups says it will investigate. as far as cyber monday, more than half of retailers are offering free shipping with no conditions attached. experts say, if you find what you think is a good deal, buy it right away. you probably won't find a better deal.